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04-20-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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Digital Technology and upgrades...

Before I bought my K20 Iwas a staunch Leica user. My rangefinder is 30 years old and my SLR is older than that. My Lenses are near the same vintage. I adapted my 400 leica to my K20 (now outdated) and I own a limited 35 2.8. and a takumar 28. I still use my rangefinder and SLR because I love the images they produce. A Pentax K2 would fill a nice little nitch in my bag.

Leica dropped all production of R equipment and glass in favor of a $28,000 digital S2 with a basment price for a lens starting at $5,000.

Pentax has not nor will ever abandon its clientel like that. Leica has lost longtime supporters and fans with the dicision to drop R equipment in favor a pipedream even dedicated L users can't afford.

I am an Audiologist by trade and the digital hearing aid industry changes virtually overnight at times. That's just the nature of digital technology. The days of 30 year old cameras are gone. My K20 will only leave my cold dead hands... or maybe upgrade to K7.

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So basically you just wanted to start this thread to bash Leica? Pentax used to make some incredibly good film cameras too (the LX?) but they haven't made a single film camera in years, so how can you accuse Leica of doing that and saying Pentax hasn't when they really actually have done that?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
So basically you just wanted to start this thread to bash Leica? Pentax used to make some incredibly good film cameras too (the LX?) but they haven't made a single film camera in years, so how can you accuse Leica of doing that and saying Pentax hasn't when they really actually have done that?
I think most camera companies have abandoned 35mm film cameras. The difference with some of them is they didn't abandon the legacy, especially Pentax. I know very little about Leica other than it's always been too rich for my blood. Pentax however, for good or bad, has stuck with the K mount since it was introduced. Some call it a dinosaur that is going to become extinct. Some Newer lenses cannot be used on some film cameras. However, sticking with the K mount enables users to continue enjoying their 35 year old lenses as well as drooling over the new ones. I honestly think that has a lot to do with what keeps them going.

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